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Cold War to Begin with Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Set in the year 2025, Call of Duty: Black Ops II propels players into global conflict featuring advanced weaponry, robotics, and drone warfare in a new Cold War scenario whose seeds are being sown in today’s headlines.

New graphics technology drives the stunning cinematic action of the single-player campaign’s branching storylines and non-linear missions. It was announced Wednesday, May 2.

“Hands down, this is the most ambitious Call of Duty ever,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing.

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On November 13, developer Treyarch and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), will deploy the sequel to the universally acclaimed Call of Duty: Black Ops, which following its launch in 2010 set the record for the biggest entertainment launch in history.

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Highlighting the trend of interactive entertainment gaining a greater hold of audiences, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 game achieved the milestone of earning $1 billion in just 16 days, eclipsing the record set in 2009 by the feature film “Avatar,” which reached the $1 billion mark in 17 days. (Read: Game Beats Avatar Film to Earn $1 Billion in 16 Days)

Call of Duty: Black Ops II has not yet been rated.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

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